TITLE

PERCEPTIONS OF HIVAND PREVENTION EDUCATION AMONG INMATES OF ALABAMA PRISONS

AUTHOR(S)
Ayanwale, Lekan; Moorer, Moorer Ellis; Shaw, Habiba; Habtemariam, Tsegaye; Blackwell, Velma; Foster, Pamela; Findlay, Henry; Tameru, Berhanu; Nganwa, David; Ahmad, Anwar; Beyene, Gemechu; Robnett, Vinaida
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2008, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p179
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A 3-year interactive and passive training for HIV prevention education was conducted for 2,600 prisoners; 1,404 (54%) black, 1,092 (42%) white and 204 (4%) Hispanic. Less than 520 (20%) of inmates knew all the routes of HIV transmission. A post-presentation test showed that 96% became aware of HIV/AIDS transmission and can better protect themselves. Skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aereus were reported and manifested clinically as pustules, cellulites, boils, carbuncles or impetigo. Though no systemic infection was involved, staphylococcal infections suggest lowered immunity, an indicator to undiagnosed HIV. This study purposefully provides HIV prevention education model for prison health educators.
ACCESSION #
38213169

 

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